"Dr.Bernstein rocks! I went to my opthmalogist appointment today to have my second laser treatment to my left eye. There is scarring from lipids that have fallen into the macula but no additional damage. My retina specialist told me everything looks…"
"I find that monitoring my BG and my weight, gives me the feedback to keep on track. I've only rarely fallen off the wagon in the last 8 years or so. I do allow myself a TINY portion of treats every now and then, but keep them within my daily…"
"You guys are awesome, thanks for the support and the inspiration. I like the idea that I can have treats now and then instead of punishing myself and not allowing anything. I found I was getting into that same diet mode of…"
"Type1VT, diabetes is a relentless foe, so in many ways burnout is to be expected. Although I find sticking to the diet relatively easy my problem is sticking with my exercise program day after day week after week year after year. What I use to…"
"I think burnout applies to anything that requires a person to do certain things and not do other things. I think it's one of the reasons that diets do not work -- something like 95% of people regain the weight, and I don't think it's…"
"I slip sometimes, but it seldom lasts more than a day. The one thing I never do is stop testing, and my meter has always been able to issue a loud enough wakeup call to get me back in the groove.
I also eat slightly more carbs than Bernstein…"
I would like to send you the two photos of Dr Bernstein that I found so you could choose one of the two? I did send an email to the editor of his page asking them to choose, but they did not reply either way. Could I send to you what I sent to the editor?
I got leg cramps in the morning when I began to experience symptoms of T1, which I was confirmed having after an initial misdiagnosis of T2. Have you checked your ketones? When you pancreas isn't producing enough insulin, your body cannot burn glucose for energy, and begins to digest fat, then muscle. Have you lost weight? Ketones are a byproduct of fat burning and if you have high ketones, you might want to see an endo if you are not now. Test strips for ketones are available at most pharmacies.
Your "low carb diet and minimal insulin approach" is the same as mine, but I add in supplements. Thanks for starting the DrB group. I'm a believer in orthomolecular medicine and regret that in Canada NDs are not covered and MDs are not taught naturopathic approaches to disease. We have a disease care system, not a health care system, but at least MDs are covered by taxes. I go to the doctor very minimally for 30 years. My GP is a personal friend, and my endo I've known for 24 years of my 29 as a diabetic, but I find my own answers and thank God for the Internet.
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